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01 July, 2020

July 2020 Main Challenge - GOODBYE and MONOCHROMATIC

Welcome back to another Main Challenge at More Than Words!

Saying GOODBYE - sadness or new beginnings?  
Share your perspective with us this month!!

Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.

Word Inspiration - GOODBYE
Creative Challenge - MONOCHROMATIC


It can be sad to say GOODBYE to a loved one or a treasured pet, but goodbyes are a part of our lives. Or maybe you have happier reasons to say goodbye, like giving up smoking, weight loss, moving house, leaving school or a job or even farewelling someone going overseas. We need to see in your project how our word inspired you. If it isn’t obvious in your work, then please explain it in your post.

MONOCHROMATIC colours can be very symbolic and can portray strong emotions. Whatever you choose to create about, we want to see multiple shades of one colour or your project.

Please check out ALL our challenge rules in the RULES tab above 
for further clarification.

Now let's see what our fabulous DT has come up with,
inspired by the GOODBYE and MONOCHROMATIC Main Challenge!

Dana: I missed saying GOODBYE to my Grandmother before she passed away. I was not able to attend her memorial service as I was very pregnant with my second daughter and could not travel. My Grandmother graduated from Oakwood High School in 1947. She loved her time living in the small city of Oakwood, Ohio. I made it my goal to move to the city so that I would have the chance to live in Oakwood as well, and have my daughters graduate from the same high school. When the high school redesigned their entranceway I purchased an engraved brick in her memory. Now I can say hello and goodbye to her when I walk by the school, a place that she loved. I designed my MONOCHROMATIC layout in shades of green.

Sabrina: Hi to everyone! Today I show you my art journal. I made my art journal with some pieces of canvas! I love art journals  and I love vintage style! I love MONOCHROMATIC vintage colors such as sepia, brown and much more! And the word "GOODBYE" is perfect for the theme I choose!!!! We are waiting to see your interpretations!

ANASTASIA: "GOODBYE routine, hello art!". For my MONOCHROMATIC project, I chose indigo blue. Initially, I wanted to make a layout on the topic "GOODBYE to my familiar life, hello lockdown", but I realized that my scrap is positive! I remembered that after a hurricane I found a real hive that had fallen from a tree and decided to use it. It is supplemented by paper cutting in the form of bee honeycombs and moulds.

Cecilia: It's not easy to say GOODBYE, but life moves on... and creating helps a lot to fill the empty rooms at home or in the soul. Sharing my MONOCHROMATIC art journal page with you.

JOLANDE: The word GOODBYE inspired me for this layout. Saying goodbye to your youth, from work, and to what is now. The saying I stamped says enough, today is what counts. So GOODBYE yesterday is written in stone. I created a MONOCHROMATIC layout in gray colors.

SARAH: I like to be pregnant, to carry life and it is difficult each time to say GOODBYE to this big belly! Even if baby is in our arms, we lose this particular bond that is so special. I chose MONOCHROMATIC colours in purple and all of its nuances.

Heather: We have just said GOODBYE to autumn in southern Australia. We've had some very cold days but the winter weather hasn't been too wild yet. I used browns for my MONOCHROMATIC colour scheme, in keeping with the autumn/winter theme.

Heikes: The word GOODBYE inspired me to create an art journal page with the thoughts of our children and grandchildren. The time when the children/grandkids believe in story-books and magic-fairytales can be so short. Our eldest grandchild turns 8 years old this month, and the first magic is over. She starts questioning all the stories. Her belief in the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy is over. The photo-image on my page is meant to symbolize that the road of beautiful stories and the belief in magic never ends. I wrote the word GOODBYE with a pencil around my circle. For the creative challenge: MONOCHROMATIC, I did a lot of stencil and stamp work in blue-grey ink.

Yulia: Our July Challenge inspired me to make canvas on a wooden bar in a MONOCHROMATIC turquoise palette. Over the course of our lives, we have been forced to say GOODBYE many times ... and often hope that there will be a new meeting behind this word.


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1 comment:

  1. Amazing inspiration for a monochromatic challenge.. Wonderful projects !!


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